Weekly News of the Church

CELEBRATION SUNDAY

IS SEPTEMBER 30!

Board of Blessings  As you arrive, you will receive a sticker on which you may write a one-or-two-word blessing you intend to see our church share with others in the coming year.

Blessing of Commitments  During our worship service, we will celebrate our blessings as a church, give thanks, and ask God to bless our financial commitments to the church’s general fund for 2019. There will also be a presentation by our Sunday school children!

Aloha Feast  During Aloha Hour, we will have a special meal, including delicious cakes brought to you by the stewardship committee.

Talent Show  After the meal, we will have a fun and festive talent show as church members share their gifts. Please come and share a talent!

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LECTIONARY READINGS  (Old & New Testament Readings for the Week)  Each week, Christians throughout the world read biblical passages from the Revised Common Lectionary, including the Old Testament, Psalms, New Testament, and Gospels. After three years, a good portion of the Bible is included and the cycle begins again. RCL passages are often read in church worship services, and Kahu Akana usually includes at least one of them on the following Sunday. This week’s readings are Esther 7:1-10, 9:20-22; Psalm 124; James 5:13-20-8a; Mark 9:38-50.

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COMING UP. . . .

MUSICAL FUNDRAISING GALA FOR THE PARSONAGE  The church will be hosting a fundraising gala for the parsonage on the afternoon of Sunday, October 14. Members and friends of the church are invited to share their musical and dancing talents. We will be catering heavy pupus, providing door prizes and discounts of sales at the gallery, showing off Kahu’s latest works of art and featuring some of his photographs of Hawaiian flowers. Details will be available next week. The funds raised will help pay for costs of some much needed projects at the parsonage. Please invite your friends who love music and art!

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING  The Church Council has called a Congregational Meeting on Sunday, October 21, after the worship service in order to:

  • Vote on a new Vision Statement for the church
  • Vote on whether our church should participate in the process of becoming an “Open and Affirming Congregation” and electing a “Core Team” to lead the process

AHA MOKUPUNI  Churches in the Kauai Association will gather for the Fall Aha Mokupuni on Sunday, November 4, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Hanapepe Hawaiian Congregational Church (3815 Hanapepe Road, Hanapepe). More information will be provided at a later date.

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“Weekly News of the Church” is provided by Koloa Union Church, a congregation of the United Church of Christ (UCC), a member of the Kauai Association and Hawaii Conference. Join us at 3289 Poipu Road in Koloa!